I’ve always enjoyed Sue Moorcroft’s books and although I bought this latest one in paperback when it was released in May, because of other reading commitments, I haven’t yet been able to fit it in, something I hope to remedy very soon. However to celebrate the current 99p ebook promotion across Amazon, Apple and Kobo (links below) I’m delighted to welcome Sue with a guest post about the background to the book.
A Summer to Remember by Sue Moorcroft
Where did the idea come from?
A couple of things sparked off A Summer to Remember.
The first was a Tweet about a couple’s intimate moment being captured on camera when the man left his video conferencing software running. OK, I admit that my initial reaction was to laugh. But then I began to think about it more deeply.
Was the couple ‘a couple’? Or was one of them cheating?
If so, who was going to be the real victim by the image going viral? It wasn’t explicit but didn’t leave much room for doubt about what was going on.
The man was wearing a suit so was he at his place of employment?
Would his employer be embarrassed? What would the consequence of that be for him?
The man became my heroine Clancy’s (soon to be ex-) fiancé, Will. The woman, Renée, became the love of his life who he’d thought lost to him until they met again by chance. Yes, they were at Will’s place of employment – and, to pile on the conflict, I made him a business partner of Clancy, along with three others. The partners definitely were embarrassed by the images getting out into the wilds of the Internet but decided to contain it by asking Clancy to pretend it was her shown in an intimate moment with Will. Her outraged refusal to do so and her instant dumping of Will put Clancy in the position of losing her home and her job along with her relationship.
Secondly, I read a piece about a village being up for sale. Yes, a whole village! I think it consisted of forty-two residences and a manor house. At first I thought about having a character buy it but instead I began to look into the realities of living in such a small place. Transport, connectivity, schooling, employment, occupations – it all contributed to the creation of Nelson’s Bar, a tiny village high up on a headland that protrudes out past the salt marshes of north Norfolk.
These ideas provided the basis for the book, creating most of the conflicts, goals, character motivation, plot twists and themes all I needed. All I had to add was the right characters to react emotionally …
Enter Clancy Moss, Aaron de Silva, their families, friends and neighbours.
ABOUT THE BOOK
COME AND SPEND SUMMER BY THE SEA!
WANTED! A caretaker for Roundhouse Row holiday cottages.
WHERE? Nelson’s Bar is the perfect little village. Nestled away on the Norfolk coast we can offer you no signal, no Wi-Fi and – most importantly – no problems!
WHO? The ideal candidate will be looking for an escape from their cheating scumbag ex-fiancé, a diversion from their entitled cousin, and a break from their traitorous friends.
WHAT YOU’LL GET! Accommodation in a chocolate-box cottage, plus a summer filled with blue skies and beachside walks. Oh, and a reunion with the man of your dreams.
PLEASE NOTE: We take no responsibility for any of the above scumbags, passengers and/or traitors walking back into your life…
GET IN TOUCH NOW TO MAKE THIS A SUMMER TO REMEMBER!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times and international bestselling author and has reached the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle. She’s won the Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary, and has been nominated for several other awards, including the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards.
Her short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses have appeared all over the world.
Part of an army family, Sue was born in Germany and lived much of her childhood in Malta and Cyprus before setting in the UK.
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